Please Be Fat Guys in Costumes… The Marvel Experience Opens Today

The Marvel Experience, the ‘next generation hyper-reality‘ domed experience, opens today at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale. Though we’re hoping for a bigger, more disastrous version of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Marvel Experience is planetarium movies, video games and a 4-D motion ride a la Star Tours. Along with food and merchandise of course. The Marvel Experience runs until January 3 and tickets start at $27.50.


UFC Saturday, Phoenix Festival of the Arts All Weekend


Starting tomorrow, Friday, December 12, the third annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts takes over Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix. The festival continues to grow with performances, food trucks and local art of the more modern and urban variety. The festival runs from noon on Friday to 5 pm on Sunday and admission is free. Have we mentioned ride the light rail?

Saturday night, December 13, UFC comes to the US Airways Center in UFC Fight Night: Dos Santos vs. Miocic. Other fights on the card include Dos Anjos vs. Diaz and Overeem vs. Struve. Tickets are $40 to $200, fight times TBA.

Thanks to Tome for the UFC tip.

CAGED GRAVE Is Awesome Powerviolence


CAGED GRAVE is, to borrow from one of their releases, unforgiving powerviolence. Pre-orders for their latest split with REMOVALIST went up last month and previous releases are available on Bandcamp, many name your price.

Run through their catalog, starting with the above 2013 Demo, and feel the succinct rage through your straining earbuds. Awesome indeed.